Warnock lauds resilient Rangers

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QPR manager Neil Warnock reflected on a "magnificent" defensive display as his team recovered from a mauling at Scunthorpe to leave Barnsley with a clean sheet in addition to three points.

Moroccan playmaker Adel Taarabt scored after only 47 seconds to give Rangers a 1-0 win which put them 10 points clear and on the verge of promotion, depending on the outcome of a Football Association charge regarding the ownership of Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Faurlin which could result in a points deduction.

Warnock said: "If you look at all the games where the team scores in the first minute, the other team will always come at you. That's when you have to hang in there. I thought we defended magnificently, and I think that started at the front."

He added: "Barnsley had a good win on Saturday, they've got some good players and with the crowd being an extra man for them, that makes this such a great win for us.

"To bounce back from the defeat on Saturday - this league is so unpredictable. We could have won 5-0 on Saturday but we lost 4-1, it's that type of league.

"Adel (Taarabt) took his goal fantastically, he's the only player on the park that would have scored that.

"I had to take him off with all the tackles coming in. If they don't give a card for tackles like that, there's going to be some damage."

Barnsley manager Mark Robins remained philosophical despite the defeat.

Robins said: "Overall we got the ball into the box well but we just didn't have enough movement to put the ball into the net.

"When it did fall to Andy (Gray) in the first half, (Paddy) Kenny made a decent save. That's the only downside - the first 90 seconds we couldn't do anything about - apart from that I think we passed the ball well."

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